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Old 10-07-2011, 04:43 AM   #1
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Hey all, I've looked around for CO2 pricing comparisons, and I keep getting a bunch of older posts that remind me of the days when gas was just a nickel a gallon. How much are people paying for CO2 today?

In the DC area, I'm paying $21 for a 10# refill (I don't want to exchange my brand new tanks yet) from a paintball shop. How does that compare?

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Old 10-07-2011, 05:02 AM   #2
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Moline, IL.

$15 even for a 10# fill (not exchange). In and out the door in 5 minutes. It's a commercial fire control shop, who I'm sure deals with 5 figure sales all day long, but they were still more than happy to take my piddly 15 bucks and provided great, friendly service. The guy even spent some time talking with me about different tanks that they could custom make for me from old fire extinguishers that might be more space friendly in my keg fridge. Paintball shops around here won't fill anything larger than a paintball tank.

After my phone call to Airgas, and the rude asshole who answered the phone, the $15 fill sounds like a bargain to me. Although they were willing to sell me co2, the guy did a very poor job of hiding how he felt like my little 10# tank was really not worth his precious time to mess around with.

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Old 10-07-2011, 05:05 AM   #3
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$21 for a 20#. $16.00 gas and $5.00 hazmat.

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Old 10-07-2011, 05:34 AM   #4
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With taxes and fees a 10# tank is $17 and a 20# tank is $24 at the local welding supply store. Prices do vary quite a bit depending on location, so the only way for you to determine if you're overpaying is to call around locally. Finding out what people outside of your area are paying isn't all that helpful.

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Old 10-07-2011, 05:58 AM   #5
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Prices do vary quite a bit depending on location, so the only way for you to determine if you're overpaying is to call around locally. Finding out what people outside of your area are paying isn't all that helpful.
Very true.

I also found, having just moved to a new city, that it was extremely helpful to ask at the lhbs if they knew where people were getting their co2 filled. That's how I ended up going to the place I'm using, even though I had (for some reason I don't remember) decided to not even bother calling them when I was looking through the yellow pages.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:55 AM   #6
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My local welding supplier raised their price this year from $12 to $16 for a 20# swap out.

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Local welding supplier charges $24 and change for a 10# replacement, they don't do refills. Needless to say, I've been looking around for a cheaper alternative.

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$10 for a 5# swap. I really want to get a 10#.

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I've only filled my 20-lb tank 1 time. It was $23 at an industrial gas supplier.

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Last time I filled my 5# it was just under $5 at the welding supply. It used to be $8 before. That was a nice surprise. My 24oz paintball tanks are $2 at a paintball shop..

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